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Free counselling and support service for young people

by Laura Johnston

Knowsley has commissioned XenZone’s Kooth service to give young people aged 10 to 19 in Knowsley access to free online counselling and emotional wellbeing support.

Kooth has a team of qualified counsellors and support workers who provide guided and outcome-focused support for each individual.

XenZone’s chair and founder, Elaine Bousfield said: “Children and young people can feel unsupported over the school holidays. They don’t have the usual networks of support they can access in school and so its extra important that we ensure they can find professional help when and if they need it, so that concerns and worries don’t fester and grow. Kooth and our Kooth counsellors are available throughout the summer holidays – and every day – for those who need mental health support.”

Young people wanting support can use the online counselling throughout the summer holidays from 12pm to 10pm Monday to Friday, and from 6pm to 10pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

They can also access self-help materials, messaging, mood tracking and other support features on the website at any time.

To chat to a friendly counsellor anonymously or to use the support features the Kooth service offers, visit kooth.com.